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I Present The Greatest Of All Time (PELE) by xjiggy: 10:55am On Jun 10, 2020

Many today are divided between Messi and Cristiano who the GOAT is but 50yrs ago, a young man made all the headlines for all the right reasons. PELE was playing football at a time when the pitches were horrible, the ball was hard to control, no sports science or supplements and games were played virtually every other day. There was no protection from Refs and malicious tackle were allowed. All that was needed was pure raw talent and tenacity. Messi and Cristiano have achieved great things but I can categorically tell you none of them will ever achieve the milestones set by PELE. Google PELE and read and you'll never call Messi or Cristiano the GOAT again. Most players where students of his game. The video will show you a glimpse of his abilities. Below are some of his accolades



Campeonato Brasileiro Série A (6): 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1968[162]
Copa Libertadores (2): 1962, 1963[23][163]
Intercontinental Cup (2): 1962, 1963[164]
Intercontinental Supercup: 1968[164]
Campeonato Paulista (10): 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1973[note 4][166]
Torneio Rio-São Paulo (4): 1959, 1963, 1964, 1966[note 5][152]
New York Cosmos

North American Soccer League, Soccer Bowl: 1977[168]
North American Soccer League, Atlantic Conference Championship: 1977[168]

FIFA World Cup (3): 1958, 1962, 1970[169]

In December 2000, Pelé and Maradona shared the prize of FIFA Player of the Century by FIFA.[170] The award was originally intended to be based upon votes in a web poll, but after it became apparent that it favoured Diego Maradona, many observers complained that the Internet nature of the poll would have meant a skewed demographic of younger fans who would have seen Maradona play, but not Pelé. FIFA then appointed a "Family of Football" committee of FIFA members to decide the winner of the award together with the votes of the readers of the FIFA magazine. The committee chose Pelé. Since Maradona was winning the Internet poll, however, it was decided he and Pelé should share the award.[171]

Copa Libertadores Top Scorer: 1965[172]
Intercontinental Cup Top Scorer (2): 1962, 1963[173][174][175]
Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Top Scorer (3): 1961, 1963, 1964[176]
Campeonato Paulista Top Scorer (11): 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1969, 1973[152]
Torneio Rio-São Paulo Top Scorer: 1963[177]
Bola de Prata: 1970[178]
FIFA World Cup Best Young Player: 1958[57]
FIFA World Cup Silver Ball: 1958
FIFA World Cup Golden Ball (Best Player): 1970[55]
South American Championship Best Player: 1959[59]
South American Championship Top Scorer: 1959[60]
FIFA Ballon d'Or Prix d'Honneur: 2013[179]
World Player of the Century, by the IFFHS: 1999[180][181]
South American player of the century, by the IFFHS: 1999[180][181]
Elected best Brazilian player of the century, by the IFFHS: 2006[182]
France Football's Ballon d'Or (7): 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1970 – Le nouveau palmarès (the new winners)[183][184]
FIFA Player of the Century: 2000[55]
FIFA Order of Merit: 1984[185]
FIFA Centennial Award: 2004[186]
FIFA 100 Greatest Living Footballers: 2004[187]
Winner of France Football's World Cup Top-100 1930–1990[188]
BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: 1970[189]
BBC Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award: 2005[190]
Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award: 2000[191]
Greatest football player to have ever played the game, by Golden Foot: 2012[192]
Athlete of the Century, by Reuters News Agency: 1999[193]
Athlete of the Century, elected by International Olympic Committee: 1999[194]
South American Footballer of the Year: 1973[195]
Football Player of the Century, elected by France Football's Ballon d'Or Winners: 1999[196]
Inducted into the American National Soccer Hall of Fame: 1992[186]
World Team of the 20th Century: 1998[197]
TIME: One of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century: 1999[198]
World Soccer Greatest XI of All Time: 2013[199]
FWA Tribute Award: 2018[200]
Included in the North American Soccer League (NASL) All-Star team (3): 1975, 1976, 1977[201]
Number 10 retired by the New York Cosmos as a recognition to his contribution to the club: 1977[202][203]
Elected Citizen of the World, by the United Nations: 1977[204]
Elected Goodwill Ambassador, by UNESCO: 1993[204]

Knight of the Order of Rio Branco: 1967[205]
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (honorary knighthood): 1997[206]
Elected Commander of the Order of Rio Branco after scoring the thousandth goal: 1969[204]
Awarded with the Cross of the Order of the Republic of Hungary: 1994[204]
Awarded the FIFA Order as a tribute to his 80 years as a sports institution: 1984[204]
Awarded with the Order of Merit of South America, by CONMEBOL: 1984[204]
Awarded with the Order of Champions, by the Organization of Catholic Youth in the USA: 1978[204]
He was awarded the National Order of Merit, by the government of Brazil: 1991[204]
Olympic Order, by the International Olympic Committee: 2016[207]

Personal records

Brazil national football team: All-time leading goalscorer: 77 goals (95 goals including unofficial friendlies)[208]
All-time South American leading international goalscorer: 77 goals[209]
Santos: All-time leading goalscorer: 643 goals in 656 competitive games[210]
Intercontinental Cup: All-time leading goalscorer: 7 goals[211]
World record number of hat-tricks: 92[212]
Guinness World Records: Most career goals (football): 1283 goals in 1363 games[213]
Guinness World Records: Most FIFA World Cup winners' medals: three[213][214]
Guinness World Records: Youngest winner of a FIFA World Cup: 17 years and 249 days in 1958 FIFA World Cup[215]
Youngest goalscorer in a FIFA World Cup: 17 years and 239 days (Brazil v Wales 1958)[55][216]
Youngest player to score a hat-trick in a FIFA World Cup: 17 years and 244 days (Brazil v France 1958)[216]
Youngest player to play in a FIFA World Cup Final: 17 years and 249 days (Brazil v Sweden 1958)[217]
Youngest goalscorer in a FIFA World Cup Final: 17 years and 249 days (Brazil v Sweden 1958)[217]
Most assists provided in FIFA World Cup history: 10, (1958–1970)[218]
Most assists provided in a single FIFA World Cup tournament: 7, (1970)[218]
Most assists provided in a FIFA World Cup Final: 3, (1958 and 1970)[219]
Top scorer in a FIFA World Cup Final (joint with Vavá, Geoff Hurst and Zinedine Zidane): 3 goals[220]
Youngest goalscorer of the Paulista Championship: 1957 – Santos (he was 17 years old during the competition)
Youngest FIFA World Cup winner: in 1958 – Brazil (17 years)
Youngest two-time FIFA World Cup winner: in 1962 – Brazil (21 years)
Record Top scorer in a calendar year: in 1959 – 127 goals[221][222]
Re: I Present The Greatest Of All Time (PELE) by TUANKU(m): 11:01am On Jun 10, 2020
1st Pele 2nd Maradona 3rd Johan Cruyff (He introduced tiki taka to the Spanish.
Re: I Present The Greatest Of All Time (PELE) by fuckingAyaya(m): 11:20am On Jun 10, 2020
The fake 2twice retired dwarf ain't close in anyway
Re: I Present The Greatest Of All Time (PELE) by paulolee(m): 3:46pm On Jun 10, 2020
ur opinion

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